Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is leading the Indian delegation at WTO. (Agencies)
In a statement, farmers and trade unions asked New Delhi to not to bow under any pressure and weaken India's position on defending and upholding National Food Security as a sovereign right.
The statement was jointly issued by groups, including Bharatiya Kisan Union, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj and Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh.
Safeguarding the country's food security and livelihood of farmers are non-negotiable, they said.
Meanwhile, several other organizations, including Confederation of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India should not give up the long-term interest of the nation for hazy short-term promises.
Supporting India's stand, the letter said that India should not come under pressure from the developed countries.
"We urge you to stand firm and reject a Peace Clause that does not guarantee a permanent solution to the issue of price support to poor farmers in the country's sovereign endeavour for securing food for all," it said.
It said that the Indian Commerce Minister and his delegation when negotiating must not be weighed down by the propaganda of developed countries.
"By doing so, he will do his people and other developing and least developed countries a long lasting favour," it added.
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is leading the Indian delegation at WTO.